“To create a panic “was not our intent,” Mr. Deaton added with a laugh.”
A nefarious laugh, I’m sure.
“That rumor was not true,” he said crisply.
BTW, I’ve bought bacon a couple of times at Winco for IIRC $2/#. It’s described something like irregular pieces and I’ve just found some thinner than others. And one pound was super salty. But, hey, worth it for me.